Concert apps are mostly fairly similar, bringing together the GPS functionality of your iPhone with show listing databases but not all of them work equally well, or offer the same features. Some show what bands are playing in your area, some allow you to search for and purchase tickets, and some let you enjoy live music. When you're looking for last-minute tickets or need to find something to do tonight, only a few perform reliably. Here is our list for the best iPhone apps for concerts.
The best iPhone apps for concerts
10 May 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Ticket IQ might just become your favorite and go-to ticket purchasing app. It has loads of features that will certainly help you find the best prices for tickets to your desired events. And, if you are just looking to see what events are coming up, this app can help you explore and discover new possibilities. There are no hidden fees, set price alerts, track shows, see your seat before you buy, receive real time ticket info, gain IQ points to save on future events and much more. If that wasn’t enough to get you to click the download button for this app, the developers are also offering a $20 discount on your first purchase.
- Find tickets to events, Track shows, Discover new events
- Save money, Earn IQ points, Exclusive discounts
- No hidden fees, Real time price information
- View your seat before you buy the ticket
- Set price alerts, $20 off first purchase
If you are an avid concert goer, or just looking to attend a concert for the first time, then check out WINGIT. This app will help boost your nightlife, social life and date life by finding some great events, exhibits, public social gatherings and other off-beat things to do. First, make sure that the app covers your city. If it does, then let WINGIT search for nearby events like concerts. The app will search local or social networks to find the most up-to-date events. If there’s a concert in your town, and WINGIT covers your town, then you can bet this app will find it for you. Discover new bands, news concerts, new concert venues and more.
- Search for the latest events and concerts in your city
- Purchase tickets through the app, Schedule Uber rides
- Search through various categories
- Share your event plans with friends
- Make sure the app covers your city
TickPick is a great option for those of you looking to purchase sports and concert tickets at cheaper prices. The process is quick, easy and definitely worth checking out. Find last minute events or just announced concerts, get great deals on tickets, sort tickets by seating, view the seating for venues, get alerts for price drops, various payment options and more. Once you purchase your tickets, feel free to scan them onto your iPhone, get an Uber ride to the event, get directions, share etickets with others and more.
- Get sports and concert tickets fast and easy
- Get cheap tickets, Price alerts, Sort by seats
- View seating for venues
- Find last minute deals, See newly released events
- Numerous post-purchase options like Uber and directions to venue
Watch the world’s largest collection of live concerts and music documentaries through this awesome app. Quello is free to try with free tracks from every concert and 30 channels of free concert video moments. However, to access all of the features, you will need to purchase the All-Access pass. Once you do, you will have unlimited access to all the concerts, lists for artists and events, new shows added weekly, awesome documentaries, create your own setlists and much more. The perfect app for those who love concerts.
- Largest collection of live concerts
- Huge assortment of music documentaries
- View artists or concerts
- Create setlists for concerts
- In-app purchase to access full features and content
With Songkick you'll never miss your favorite artists when they play live. You can easily track your favorite artists and receive concert alerts as soon as they set dates near your location. You can even buy tickets in the app! You can import artists from different services like Deezer, Spotify, Apple Music, Rdio, and Facebook, and the app puts together a personalized concert guide for you. As soon as festivals and concerts featuring your favorite artists are announced you will receive a notification so you can be ready for when the tickets go on sale.
- Buy tickets directly from the app
- Browse upcoming tour dates
- Track your favorite artists and get concert notifications
- See all ticket options and prices for shows
- Free iPhone app for concerts
Vivid Seats makes it easy and convenient to buy tickets for theater, concert, and sports events, or any live event anywhere in the country. Customers of the app have a 100% Buyer Guarantee and support available by phone. You can see recently viewed events and favorites coming to your town through the personalization features, look at seat view to get an idea of what your view will be like, and search for event tickets across the whole marketplace. Add your favorites by tapping on the star on the event page. There are interactive seating maps and you can set your desired region, state, or city for events near you.
- Add your favorites and see who is coming to your area
- Set your desired region, state, or city
- Interactive seating maps
- Secure sign-in and in-app checkout for tickets
- Free app for concerts
From the day they go on sale until the day you go to the event, StubHub makes it easy. Even if you buy tickets and end up not being able to go and have to sell, StubHub offers a FanProtect Guarantee so they back every order. Let the app recommend events to you based on your favorite artists and teams, receive notifications when your fave artists are playing, and check out quickly and easily with Apple Pay. You can listen to iTunes song previews, learn about the artists, and get Foursquare tips about the venue where the show or event is being held.
- Get artist, team, and venue information
- Use Apple Pay to check out
- View events by category
- See your mobile tickets, listings, sales, and orders
- Add your tickets to Apple Wallet and scan your iPhone to get into the event
Bandsintown Concerts is the app you want if your goal is to discover concerts. You can track your favorite artists, get alerts when they tour near you, stay on top of which shows you have RSVPd to, and share concert details with your friends. Any concerts you RSVP to are synced with your calendar. The app can also scan your music libraries and searches your likes on Twitter and Facebook and then can make recommendations for similar artists, which lets you discover new bands and artists. Never miss another live show!
- Get concert notifications
- Purchase tickets in the app
- See complete concert listings for every city
- Look at upcoming tour dates for any artist
- Shop from hundreds of ticket sites
Loudie Concerts lets you see what concerts your friends are going to, discover new concerts, and gain access to discounts and free tickets. You can get personalized concert recommendations, share concert information with your friends, find out what concerts your friends have been to and which ones they are going to, and watch concert videos for your favorite artists. Search and follow your favorite artists, view past concerts for any artist, and buy tickets in the app.
- Get access to discounts and free tickets
- View upcoming concerts for any artist
- Get personalized concert recommendations
- Buy tickets in the app
- See what concerts your friends are going to
Goldstar is your connection to half-price tickets for live shows. Do more and spend less on concerts, nightlife, comedy, theater, sports, and other events nearby. New events are added every day so you are sure to find something with the personalized event recommendations. The app is Passbook compatible and when you are done shopping, the checkout process is easy and secure. Waiting to see a particular artist? Star your favorite events and venues and the app will send you an alert when tickets go on sale. There's also a section where you can get directions, reviews, and tips from fans who have already gone.
- Exclusive discounts and free tickets
- Compatible with Passbook
- Fast, easy, and secure checkout
- New events are added every day
- Get personalized event recommendations
Need to find something to do this weekend? You'll find popular local events, receive event recommendations tailored to your tastes, and see what events your friends are heading to with Eventbrite. There's always something going on, you just have to discover it! You can use the app to find out what's happening this week and weekend, share events with friends, input and store your credit card or debit card information for fast and easy ticket purchases, and add your Eventbrite tickets to Passbook. You can register for and get tickets to events through the Eventbrite app and then view event details including directions and maps if you need help.
- iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users can use Apple Pay to buy tickets
- Register for events to get tickets
- Receive personalized event recommendations
- Find out what's going on this week and weekend and get in on the action
- See what your friends are doing this weekend
The eventseeker app has an instant play button that lets you listen to songs from musicians, bands, and music concerts. It's a personalized event service that strives to minimize your searches and maximize your discoveries. The app looks at your device and music libraries and social channels to figure out your favorite bands and musicians and creates a custom event calendar based on where you live/are visiting. You can receive notifications for shows when they are announced, invite friends, share events, and buy tickets quickly and easily. Plan on traveling? Look at the events in cities worldwide to see what is going on.
- Get recommendations on similar events and artists based on your interests
- Play music from bands performing at upcoming shows
- Read bios and see complete schedules
- Stay updated with artists' Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook posts in real time
- Free iPhone app for concerts
Want to have access to 75,000 live concerts? Now you can with Archivist Free Live Music. The app features more than 3,500 artists in its archives and it is easy to listen to live concert recordings. It will look at your music library and suggest artists you like with shows available to listen to. Some of the bands and artists you might listen to include The Smashing Pumpkins, Jack Johnson, The Grateful Dead, John Mayer, Matisyahu, and many more. You can see cover art when available, and the app supports AirPlay. Not bad for less than $4!
- Read concert reviews
- Discover music from 3,500 artists
- Over 75,000 concerts
- Shuffle and repeat functions